|No of pages||184|
|Book Publisher||Penguin Viking|
|Published Date||30 Nov -0001|
Author : Mohsin Hamid4 Books
Although he was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan, award-winning novelist Mohsin Hamid spent part of his childhood in California while his father attended grad school at Stanford.
Returning to the U.S. to complete his own education, Hamid graduated from Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
He worked for a while as a management consultant in New York, then moved to London, where he continues to work and write.
Hamid made his literary debut in 2000 with Moth Smoke, a noir-inflected story about a young banker living on the fringes of Lahore society who plummets into an underworld of drugs and crime when he is fired from his job.
Providing a rare glimpse into the complexities of the Pakistani class system, the book was called ""a brisk, absorbing novel"" (The New York Times Book Review), ""a hip page-turner""
(The Los Angeles Times), and ""a first novel of remarkable wit, poise, profundity, and strangeness"" (Esquire).
Moth Smoke received a Betty Trask Award and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
In 2007, Hamid added luster to his reputation with The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Written as a single, sustained monolog, this "elegant and chilling little novel"
(The New York Times) is an electrifying psychological thriller that puts a dazzling new spin on culture, success, and loyalty in the post-9/11 world.
The book became an international bestseller, as well as a Barnes & Noble Recommends selection; it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Decibel Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and went on to win the South Bank Show Award for Literature.
There is no question that Hamid's unusual life experience, a cross-cultural stew of influences and perspectives, has informed his fiction.
In addition to consulting and writing novels, he remains a much-in-demand freelance journalist, contributing articles and op-ed pieces -- often with a Pakistani slant -- to publications like Time magazine,
The Guardian, The New York Times, The Independent, and The Washington Post. He holds dual citizenship in the U.K. and Pakistan.
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